YOUTH CREWS

YOUTH CORps (Ages 11-18)

Through our Youth Programs, RMYC provides leadership and hands-on workforce experience for youth ages 14-18. Participants provide service to communities including beautifying, weeding, trail work, restoration, gardening, and other conservation-based projects in 10 counties in North West Colorado each year. RMYC offers a diverse set of skills training opportunities including trail work, environmental restoration, and wildlife habitat management. 

 

Being part of an RMYC crew involves spending two weeks working with a team of 8-10 people and completing meaningful conservation projects throughout northwest Colorado. Corps members complete sustainability-based projects during the week and have to opportunity to camp with their crew. Participation involves hard work in harsh conditions but makes for amazing memories and experiences.

Help with transportation can be arranged. ​ RMYC provides all of the materials for the crew to set up an efficient and effective camp where the crew cooks meals. Personal camping supplies (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, etc.) can be brought by the crewmember or provided by RMYC.  Programming runs from early June to mid-August.

A Day in the LIfe

Read about one youth member's experience with RMYC >

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"RMYC taught me that in order for you to accomplish things and earn respect you need to be respectful to others, yourself, and to work hard."

- Miyah Weiss

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2022 APPLICATIONS OPEN:

January  3rd, 2022

Applicants will begin to hear back approximately two weeks after the application is filled. 

Acceptance into the program will be solidified upon completion of paperwork. Please contact us if you need support! 

SESSION DATES: 

Session 1: June 6th - June 17th

Session 2: June 20th - July 1st

Session 3: July 5th - July 15th

Session 4: July 18th - July 29th

Session 5: August 1st - August 12th

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community youth CREW
AGES 14-15

What We Do: 

Youth Crew provides a unique paid, entry-level workforce opportunity for youth in North West Co that builds on job readiness skills, resiliency skills, community engagement, environmental awareness, leadership skills, life skills, environmental education, and civic and social responsibility. Trail Crew work is physically demanding. On any given day, an RMYC crew can be found digging new trails, building water bars, constructing trail reroutes, deconstructing old fence lines, reconstructing fence lines, rehabilitating stream habitats, and much more. ​ On an RMYC crew, you can expect to spend 99.9% of your time outside. You will work outdoors in varied weather conditions and spend your nights sleeping in a tent. 

Two crew leaders supervise and facilitate education curriculum and conservation-based projects during 2-week long sessions with 8-10 mixed-gender youth.  Youth work 28 hours a week, no more than 8 hours each day. 

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Community Youth Crew Questions?

Contact: Carlyn Lawatsch, clawatsch@rockymountainyouthcorps.com

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Service Learning CREW
AGES 11-13

What We Do: 

 

Provide education and experience in citizenship, volunteerism, community service, and self-development for youth. Service projects include gardening, planting trees and flowers, trash pick-up, light trail work, and other community beautification projects. SLC enhances the sense of belonging and connection of youth to their communities through meaningful outdoor-based service projects, education, and group recreation activities. Youth will receive documentation of these hours which are recognized by the school. ​

​​Sessions are 2-weeks long with 8 mixed-gender crew members (youth). A crew leader and an assistant leader supervise, facilitate education curriculum, and engage in conservation-based projects with youth in their communities.  Crews work 8 am-4 pm Monday through Friday with approximately 3 hours of volunteer activities, 1-2 hours of education, and 3 hours of team recreation time.  Scholarships are available to cover the $200 registration cost.​​

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Service Learning Crew Questions?

Contact: Carlyn Lawatsch, clawatsch@rockymountainyouthcorps.com

 
 
regional youth CREW
AGES 16-18

What We Do: 

Youth Crew provides a unique paid, 2 and 4-week, entry-level workforce opportunity for youth in North West Co that builds on job readiness skills, resiliency skills, community engagement, environmental awareness, leadership skills, life skills, environmental education, and civic and social responsibility. Trail Crew work is physically demanding. On any given day, an RMYC crew can be found digging new trails, building water bars, constructing trail reroutes, deconstructing old fence lines, reconstructing fence lines, rehabilitating stream habitats, and much more. ​ On an RMYC crew, you can expect to spend 99.9% of your time outside. You will work outdoors in varied weather conditions and spend your nights sleeping in a tent.  Crews run from early June to mid-August Sunday- Friday camping 24/7.  

​Two crew leaders supervise and facilitate education curriculum and conservation-based projects during 2 and 4-week long sessions with 8-10 mixed-gender youth.  Youth work 32 hours a week, no more than 8 hours each day. 

 

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Regional Youth Crew Questions?

Contact: Carlyn Lawatsch, clawatsch@rockymountainyouthcorps.com